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John Thayer to play at Music Millennium

Singer songwriter John Thayer, who was a member of the legendary rock band KISS and has performed over the last four years as a solo artist, will present a live concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside in Portland.

All are welcome to attend the free performance.

Scottish country dancing classes to begin

The Scottish Country Dance Society has resumed its weekly dance classes in Lake Oswego at the Waluga Lodge, 417 Second St.

A basic class will be offered at 7:30 p.m., followed by an intermediate class at 8:45 p.m. No prior experience or partner is required. The first class is free; additional classes are $5.

For more information, call Don Gertz at 503-692-5963 or Debbie McRobert at 503-620-3034 or visit portlandscottishdancers.org.

Kenny Lavitz performing in area venues

West Linn musician Kenny Lavitz is performing at several venues during the month of September. You can catch his show at 9 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Oregon Gardens Resort, 895 W. Main St., Silverton; and at 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Milwaukie Farmers Market. The Kenny Lavitz Kombo plays at 9 p.m. Sept. 26 at Spud Monkey’s Bar and Grill, 17312 NE Halsey in Portland.

Peregrine Literary Series begins Sept. 21

The Peregrine Literary Series, hosted by Joan Maiers, will begin Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Paulann Petersen, recent poet laureate, and students and artists published in “Honoring Our Rivers 2014” will present their work at the event, which is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned food items for Oregon Food Bank.

The event takes place in the Holy Names Heritage Center, 17425 Holy Names Drive in Lake Oswego. There is abundant, accessible parking.

Michael Allen Harrison seeking young talent

Michael Allen Harrison is seeking young musicians ages 8 through 18 to perform in his Christmas at the Old Church production running Dec. 12 through 26.

Those interested should send a performance video to Harrison’s Facebook page or email a YouTube audition to mah@teleport.com.

East Coast Swing dance classes offered

West Linn Parks and Recreation is offering four-week sessions on beginning East Coast Swing and intermediate cha-cha dance classes beginning Sept. 18. The classes will be taught by Dave and Jody Crandell and held at the West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road in West Linn.

Swing class begins at 7 p.m. and cha-cha begins at 8: 15 p.m. Cost for either class is $45 per person; partners are required.

Learn more or pre-register by calling 503-557-4700.

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